Risking My Creative Voice
I drove 40 minutes to Boulder everyday to work in basic marketing position for a green building company.
I had the job. I had the boyfriend. I had the life. I wanted more.
I started thinking of business ideas. Constantly.
I found one I knew was the ticket. 5 years later, I am sure it is still the ticket. Maybe I am all talk.
Before I obviously cashed in on the ticket, I did my research and decided to become a pro in the online travel/review writing industry.
I took the risk of exploring my own business idea, and while in the process, evolved and planted my voice in online communities.
I got hired by Yelp. I worked by moonlight and on lunch breaks. I wrote 40 reviews a week and helped establish the Denver market. I was addicted to the creation of community.
I wanted this creative voice of mine full time. The green marketing job took 1.5 years to find. The community and social media marketing manager job took 2.5 months.
I risked giving up worrying. I risked some of my free time to connect with myself and others through my writing and engagement online.
I risked what I knew to try something new. And it worked.